Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Feb 20, 2008 05:53 PM

Queen St. Fire

Hello All:

Any news on whether Nikolaou was affected by this morning's fire on Queen West? Are any other CH favourites in one of the affected buildings?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Yes, apparently it was, according to the following article:

    I am not sure if the list is exhaustive.

    Terrible :-(

    1 Reply
    1. re: fortheloveoffood

      this list includes affect not only lost.


    2. Yes it was...there is a partial list on City TV online (channel 24)

      1. Yes, it was apparently destroyed. That was the only place involved. Healthy Butcher is on the next block and Shanghai Cowgirl is across the street.

        1 Reply
        1. re: embee

          Shanghai Cowgirl lost power, but they're OK and should reopen as soon as possible (maybe even tomorrow).

        2. A news report yesterday described Nikolaou as "destroyed", but they seem to be slightly west of the destruction. I suspect they had mainly smoke damage.

          1 Reply
          1. re: embee

            Nikolaou survived due to a firewall between Duke's and the store in between. Likely a lot of smoke damage, and probably a lot of water damage in the basement, but from photos, it appear to be fine.


            Most of the damage appears to be merchandise stores, including one of my favourite shops. Very sad. I hope they will all be able to recover from this.
            Ali Baba has water damage, while Pizzaiolo has water and smoke damage.

            2 Replies
            1. re: ShanaGirl

              I believe Ghandi is across the street as well. They should be fine though.

              1. re: ShanaGirl

                In any case, none of these places will be open for a while, at least while the fire marshal is messing around in there.